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2020 presidential hopeful who spent millions on Trump impeachment ads visiting SC

A billionaire activist who launched an ad campaign calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment is visiting South Carolina for the first time since announcing he’s running for president.

Tom Steyer entered the race for the White House this month. He’s seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination.

Steyer will be visiting Charleston, North Charleston and Georgetown, according to a statement from the campaign.

Steyer kicked off his trip early Friday in Charleston with an education round table at Burke High School followed by a meeting with local black leaders at Hannibal’s Kitchen.

Later Friday afternoon, Steyer will do a walking tour in North Charleston, which will begin at the local community resource center on Azalea Drive.

Saturday, Steyer will kick off his day with a meet and greed at Kudu Coffee and Craft Been in Charleston at 9:45 a.m.

His last stop will be in Georgetown at Aunny’s Restaurant at noon Saturday.

Steyer focused last year on his “Need to Impeach” campaign, which aimed at convincing lawmakers to impeach Trump. The multi-million dollar ad campaign attracted millions of signatures and even the attention of Trump himself, who called Steyer a “lunatic,” in a tweet.

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Emily Bohatch helps cover South Carolina’s government for The State. She also updates The State’s databases. Her accomplishments include winning a Green Eyeshade award in Disaster Reporting in 2018 for her teamwork reporting on Hurricane Irma. She has a degree in Journalism with a minor in Spanish from Ohio University’s E. W. Scripps School of Journalism.
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